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SAT Critical Reading Practice Tests

Free SAT Critical Reading Practice Tests

Our completely free SAT Critical Reading practice tests are the perfect way to brush up your skills. Take one of our many SAT Critical Reading practice tests for a run-through of commonly asked questions. You will receive incredibly detailed scoring results at the end of your SAT Critical Reading practice test to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. Pick one of our SAT Critical Reading practice tests now and begin!

                     

Practice Tests by Concept

Passage-based questions practice test

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 50 mins

Humanities passages practice test

Questions: 13
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 21 mins

Content of humanities passages practice test

Questions: 4
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 7 mins

Extrapolating from the text in humanities passages practice test

Questions: 15
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 20 mins

Considering analogous concepts in humanities passages practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

Understanding the content of humanities passages practice test

Questions: 13
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 21 mins

Drawing evidence from humanities passages practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 17 mins

Summarizing and describing humanities passage content practice test

Questions: 4
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 4 mins

Language in humanities passages practice test

Questions: 13
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 14 mins

Passage-wide features of humanities passages practice test

Questions: 16
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 16 mins

Style choices in humanities passages practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 38 secs

Tone, audience, and point of view in humanities passages practice test

Questions: 16
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Average Time Spent: 24 mins

Specific phrases and sentences in humanities passages practice test

Questions: 13
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 7 mins

Purpose and effect of phrases or sentences in humanities passages practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 27 secs

Specific words in humanities passages practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

Context-dependent meaning of words in humanities passages practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 10 secs

Purpose and effect of word choice in humanities passages practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 41 secs

Literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 4
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Average Time Spent: 10 mins

Content of literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 33 secs

Extrapolating from the text in literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

Understanding the content of literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 25 secs

Analyzing cause and effect in literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

Drawing evidence from literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 6
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Average Time Spent: 15 mins

Summarizing and describing literary fiction passage content practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 36 secs

Language in literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 4
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

Passage-wide features in literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 6
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 9 mins

Style choices in literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 44 secs

Specific phrases and sentences in literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 4
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 4 secs

Specific words in literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

Context-dependent meaning of words in literary fiction passages practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 4 secs

Natural science passages practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 49 secs

Content of natural science passages practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

Extrapolating from the text in natural science passages practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Understanding the content of natural science passages practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Analyzing main idea, theme, and purpose in natural science passages practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 40 secs

Drawing evidence from natural science passages practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 54 secs

Language in natural science passages practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 12 secs

Passage-wide features in natural science passages practice test

Questions: 4
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

Paired passages practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 2 mins 0 secs

Comparing and contrasting paired passages practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Comparing and contrasting arguments in paired passages practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

Language in paired passages practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 46 secs

Social science / history passages practice test

Questions: 6
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

Content of social science / history passages practice test

Questions: 8
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Average Time Spent: 14 mins

Drawing evidence from social science / history passages practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 23 secs

Language in social science / history passages practice test

Questions: 6
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 11 mins

Passage-wide features in social science / history passages practice test

Questions: 11
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

Style choices in social science / history passages practice test

Questions: 2
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 25 secs

Specific words in social science / history passages practice test

Questions: 3
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 7 mins

Sentence completion questions practice test

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 28 mins

One-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 37 mins

Context clues in one-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 57 secs

Conjunctions and sentence logic in one-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 2
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Average Time Spent: 44 secs

Style, intensity, and connotation in one-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 4
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 1 mins 15 secs

Parts of speech in one-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 40 mins

Adjectives and adverbs in one-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 40 mins

Nouns in one-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 28
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Average Time Spent: 15 mins

Verbs in one-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 20
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 13 mins

Two-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 40
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 43 mins

Context clues in two-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 15
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 6 mins

Conjunctions and sentence logic in two-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 15
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 27 secs

Parts of speech in two-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 28
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 6 mins

Nouns and adjectives or adverbs in two-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 5
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 mins 36 secs

Nouns and verbs in two-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 3
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 3 secs

Two adjectives or adverbs in two-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 13
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 6 mins

Two nouns in two-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 22 secs

Two verbs in two-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 1
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Average Time Spent: 31 secs

Verbs and adjectives or adverbs in two-blank sentences practice test

Questions: 5
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Average Time Spent: 1 mins 36 secs

Practice Quizzes

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 159 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 158 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 156 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 155 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 154 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 153 Practice Test

Questions: 12
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 13 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 152 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 151 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 13 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 150 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 9 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 149 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 13 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 148 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 9 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 147 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 12 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 146 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 11 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 145 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 10 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 144 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 143 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 142 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 10 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 141 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 140 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 139 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 138 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 137 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 11 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 136 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 135 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 10 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 134 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 10 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 133 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 132 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 13 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 131 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 130 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 129 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 128 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 127 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 126 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 9 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 125 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 124 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 123 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 122 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 121 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 12 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 120 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 119 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 118 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 11 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 117 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 9 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 116 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 115 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 26 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 114 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 113 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 112 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 111 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 110 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 109 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 108 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 107 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 106 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 105 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 104 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 103 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 102 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 101 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 100 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 99 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 98 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 97 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 3 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 96 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 9 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 95 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 9 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 94 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 9 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 93 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 92 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 91 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 9 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 90 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 89 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 11 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 88 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 87 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 86 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 85 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 84 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 83 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 82 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 81 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 11 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 80 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 79 Practice Test

Questions: 12
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 11 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 78 Practice Test

Questions: 12
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 77 Practice Test

Questions: 12
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 2 hrs 2 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 76 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 75 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 74 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 73 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 72 Practice Test

Questions: 12
Test Difficulty:
Average Time Spent: 11 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 71 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 70 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 10 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 69 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 16 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 68 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 67 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 66 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 65 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 64 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 63 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 62 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 9 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 61 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 60 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 59 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 10 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 58 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 57 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 19 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 56 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 55 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 54 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 53 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 52 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 51 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 50 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 49 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 48 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 47 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 46 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 45 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 8 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 44 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 14 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 43 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 7 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 42 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 9 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 41 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 40 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 39 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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Average Time Spent: 6 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 15 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 14 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 13 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 12 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 12 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 11 Practice Test

Questions: 12
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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 11 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 11 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 10 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 10 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 10 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 9 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 9 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 9 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 8 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 8 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 8 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 7 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 7 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 6 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 6 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 6 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 5 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 5 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 4 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 3 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 3 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 3 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 2 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 2 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 1 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 5 mins

SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 1 Practice Test

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SAT Critical Reading Problem Set 1 Practice Test

Questions: 10
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Average Time Spent: 4 mins

Our free SAT Critical Reading Practice Tests are each a selection of 10 to 12 questions, which will give you a cross-section of topics from the Critical Reading section of the official SAT. You might think of them as little quizzes, which you can use to hone your skills.

SAT Critical Reading Section

What is the SAT Critical Reading Section?

The Critical Reading section of the SAT specifically measures a student’s ability to evaluate the form and content of written text and to identify words’ meanings.

How many problems are there on the SAT Critical Reading section, and how long do I have to complete them?

In total, each SAT test contains 67 Critical Reading questions. 48 of these are passage-based Reading Comprehension questions, and 19 are Sentence Completion questions. In total, you are given 70 minutes in which to answer these questions; however, the SAT Critical Reading section is split into three blocks: two take 25 minutes and contain 24 problems, and the last one is 20 minutes and contains 19 problems. These sections are not given consecutively, but are separated by Math and Writing sections.

Section #1: 25 minutes, with 8 Sentence Completion questions and 16 Reading Comprehension questions

Section #2: 25 minutes, with 5 Sentence Completion questions and 19 Reading Comprehension questions

Section #3: 20 minutes, with 6 Sentence Completion questions and 13 Reading Comprehension questions

Total: 70 minutes, with 67 total questions (48 Reading Comprehension questions and 19 Sentence Completion questions)

What does the SAT Critical Reading section cover?

The SAT Critical Reading section contains passage-based Reading Comprehension questions and Sentence Completion questions. Passages may be drawn from a range of subject areas that students will be familiar with from their high-school education. The possible subjects of SAT Critical Reading passages include humanities, the natural sciences, literature, and the social sciences. SAT Critical Reading passages range in length from 100-900 words. Generally, the much shorter passages will have fewer questions associated with them. Some passages will be paired together with other passages, and you will be asked to compare and contrast them. 

What do passage-based Reading Comprehension SAT Critical Reading questions test?

To solve passage-based SAT Critical Reading questions, you will need to be able to identify a word’s meaning from the context of the sentence in which it appears; show that you understand information that has been directly stated, such as in the passage’s thesis or body paragraphs, or through fact retention; identify cause and effect relationships; make predictions and inferences; evaluate the author’s intentions and style; and identify narrative point of view.Varsity Tutors has free SAT Critical Reading Practice Tests that consist entirely of passage-based Reading Comprehension problems if you need to familiarize yourself with this problem type or practice answering this type of question.

What do Sentence Completion SAT Critical Reading questions test? 

Each individual Sentence Completion question on the SAT Critical Reading section is set up with one or more blanks that represent a word or words that has or have been omitted. You have to choose a word, or words, that best completes the sentence. Sentence Completion problems test your ability to recall the meanings and connotations of vocabulary words, understand the context of sentences, and identify subject-object relationships. Varsity Tutors has free SAT Critical Reading Practice Tests that consist entirely of Sentence Completion problems if you need to familiarize yourself with this problem type or practice answering this type of question.

Should I guess on the SAT Critical Reading section?

Each question on the SAT Critical Reading section carries a 1/4-point penalty if you answer it incorrectly. This means that for every four questions you get incorrect, one point will be deducted from your overall raw score. While keeping this penalty in mind, you should not guess haphazardly on the SAT because doing so could significantly lower your raw score; however, you can expect to be able to eliminate answer choices, increasing your likelihood of successfully guessing an answer. Due to this fact, it is recommended that you make educated guesses throughout the test. Don’t waste time on taking too long to solve challenging questions, only to run out of time when answering questions that you know how to solve. Remember, every question on the SAT is worth the same number of points, no matter how difficult it is.

How can I study for the SAT Critical Reading section?

Varsity Tutors offers free SAT Critical Reading Practice Tests for you to use in preparing for the SAT's Critical Reading section. Our free SAT Critical Reading Practice Tests are written by teachers, professors, content specialists, and tutors. Explanations are given for each question, so if you miss a question, you can find out where you went wrong. Varsity Tutors also offers free SAT Critical Reading Diagnostic Tests, free SAT Critical Reading Flashcards, and free SAT Critical Reading Questions of the Day, as well as other free SAT Critical Reading resources.

Additionally, it is highly useful to practice your critical reading skills in the months leading up to the test. Critical reading is a skill, like any other, that can be acquired through persistence and purpose. Many students will enter the Critical Reading section of the test with a distinct advantage, because they have been reading for fun their entire lives. Only you can know if this describes you or not. If it doesn’t, do not be discouraged, because you can improve your critical reading ability with effort over time. When you read the newspaper or articles for school, focus on identifying authorial intent, argument, structure and style—the things that the SAT Critical Reading asks questions about in its Reading Comprehension questions. Imagine that you are writing Reading Comprehension questions about every text you read. What would you ask students about? Thinking about these things when you read for fun or for school, not only when you’re studying for the SAT, can help you tremendously in preparing for the Critical Reading section.

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